SA's Games medal tally climbs
Chad le Clos (Gallo Images)
New Delhi - Four days into the Commonwealth Games, South Africa's swimmers have made good on their promise to the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee to bring back 10 medals.
This, as the country's overall medal tally climbed to 15 with silver medals for Paralympian athlete Samkeli Radebe (T44 men's 100m) and gymnast Jennifer Khwela, in the vault.
In the pool, a commanding performance in the 400m Individual Medley by Chad le Clos gave the country its fifth gold in the water.
Le Clos led from start to finish. At one stage a South Africa 1-2 was on the cards as Riaan Schoeman moved into contention over the breaststroke leg, but he was swum out of it over the freestyle 100m leg.
Earlier, Natalie du Toit again showed why she is an all-time Paralympic legend with a start-to-finish success in the S9 100m freestyle (1min 02.36sec), for her second gold.
Wendy Trott had to settle for silver in the women's 800m freestyle final on Thursday, touching the wall in 8:26.96, but provided a challenge to the Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington.
So far, Le Clos has won two gold and two bronze medals (one for the 4x200m free and one for his part in helping the 4x100m free squad to the final), Du Toit has two golds, Cameron van der Burgh a gold, Trott a silver and Roland Schoeman and Riaan Schoeman two bronzes.
Van der Burgh developed a mild case of "Delhi Belly" on Wednesday, but was the only person affected in the 150-strong Team SA squad.
He nonetheless qualified joint fastest for Friday's 50m breaststroke final in 27.86sec.
Gideon Louw and Graeme Moore, two swimmers from the 4x100m freestyle side that won bronze, finished fourth and seventh respectively in the 100m freestyle final.
On the athletics track on Wednesday, Samkeli Radebe collected a silver medal in the T46 100m final, coming from off the pace to run into the medals, while David Roos tired inside the last 30m and was touched off for the bronze.
One other medal came from the men's compound archery team, which lost to India by two points in their semi-final but then beat Australia by two points in the shoot-out for bronze.
1. Lerone Clarke, Jamaica, 10.12 seconds.
2. Mark Lewis-Francis, England, 10.20.
3. Aaron Armstrong, Trinidad and Tobago, 10.24.
4. Emmanuel Callender, Trinidad and Tobago, 10.25.
5. Aaron Rouge-Serret, Australia, 10.30.
6. Peter Emelezie, Nigeria, 10.31.
7. Sam Effah, Canada, 10.37.
Oshane Baily, Jamaica, DNS.
1. Simon Patmore, Australia, 11.14.
2. Samkelo Mike Radebe, South Africa, 11.25.
3. Ayuba Abdullahi, Nigeria, 11.37.
4. David Henry Roos, South Africa, 11.46.
5. Olayanju Abidogun, England, 11.50.
6. Herman Muvunyi, Rwanda, 11.69.
7. Gabriel Cole, Australia, 11.92.
Bashiru Yunusa, Nigeria, DQ.
Parasports Shot Put
1. Kyle Pettey, Canada, 11.44 meters, world record.
2. Daniel James West, England, 10.78.
3. Hamish MacDonald, Australia, 9.92.
4. Damien Bowen, Australia, 9.92.
5. Ashleigh Hellyer, Wales, 6.80.
6. Alihan Muda, Brunei, 8.10.
7. Daniel Davies, Wales, 4.50.
8. Amit Kumar, India, 4.39.
9. Timothy Nwanguma, Nigeria, 2.99.
1. Katrina Hart, England, 14.36.
2. Jenny McLoughlin, Wales, 14.68.
3. Johanna Benson, Namibia, 14.81.
4. Jodi Elkington, Australia, 15.08.
5. Leah Robinson, Canada, 15.27.
5. Bethany Woodward, England, 15.27.
7. Megan Muscat, Canada, 15.73.
Ajara Busonga Mohammed, Ghana, DNS.
1. Sultana Frizell, Canada, 68.57.
2. Carys Parry, Wales, 64.93.
3. Zoe Derham, England, 64.04.
4. Gabrielle Neighbour, Australia, 63.46.
5. Bronwyn Eagles, Australia, 63.43.
6. Karyne Di Marco, Australia, 62.38.
7. Megann Rodhe, Canada, 62.36.
8. Laura Douglas, Wales, 61.05.
9. Natalie Grant, Jamaica, 60.26.
10. Hardeep Kaur, India, 59.96.
11. Crystal Smith, Canada, 59.65.
12. Paraskevi Theodorou, Cyprus, 59.55.
1. Australia, Jack Bobridge, Michael Hepburn, Cameron Meyer, Dale Parker, 3 minutes 55.421 seconds.
2. New Zealand, Sam Bewley, Westley Gough, Marc Rayan, Jesse Sergent, overlapped
3. Northern Ireland, Sean Downey, Martyn Irvine, Philip Lavery, David McCann, overlapped.
Gold: Shane Perkins, Australia
Silver: Scott Sunderland, Australia
Bronze: Sam Webster, New Zealand.
Gold: Megan Dunn, Australia
Silver: Joanne Kiesanowski, New Zealand
Bronze: Anna Blyth, England.
Gold: Anna Meares, Australia
Silver: Becky James, Wales
Bronze: Emily Rosemond, Australia.
1. Brent Hayden, Canada, 47.98 seconds.
2. Simon Burnett, England, 48.54.,
3. Eamon Sullivan, Australia, 48.69.
4. Gideon Louw, South Africa, 49.21.
5. Kyle Richardson, Australia, 49.26.
6. Tommaso D'Orsogna, Australia, 49.40.
7. Graeme Moore, South Africa, 49.64.
8. Adam Brown, England, 49.82.
400m Individual Medley
1. Chad le Clos, South Africa, 4:13.25.
2. Joseph Roebuck, England, 4:15.84.
3. Riaan Schoeman, South Africa, 4:16.86.
4. Thomas Haffield, Wales, 4:17.47.
5.Thomas Fraser-Holmes, Australia, 4:17.99.
6. Brian Johns, Canada, 4:19.77.
7. Roberto Pavoni, England, 4:19.81.
8. Lewis Smith, Scotland, 4:21.64.
1. Alicia Coutts, Australia, 57.53.
2. Ellen Gandy, England, 58.06.
3. Jemma Lowe, Wales, 58.42.
4. Yolane Kukla, Australia, 58.47.
5. Felicity Galvez, Australia, 58.83.
6. Audrey Lacroix, Canada, 59.22.
7. Jessica Sylvester, England, 59.40.
8. Katerine Savard, Canada, 59.91.
100m Freestyle S9
1. Natalie du Toit, South Africa, 1:02.36.
2. Stephanie Millward, England, 1:03.69.
3. Ellie Cole, Australia, 1:05.20.
4. Annabelle Williams, Australia, 1:05.82.
5. Katarina Roxon, Canada, 1:09.03.
6. Shanntol Ince, Trinidad and Tobago, 1:14.00.
7. Kiran Tax, India, 1:28.34.
8. Anjana Patel, India, 1:48.11.
1. Rebecca Adlington, England, 8:24.69.
2. Wendy Trott, South Africa, 8:26.96.
3. Melissa Gorman, Australia, 8:32.37.
4. Katie Goldman, Australia, 8:39.65.
5. Blair Evans, Australia, 8:39.66.
6. Sasha Matthews, England, 8:45.28.
7. Megan Gilchrist, Scotland, 8:47.83.
8. Aimee Willmott, England, 8:49.31.
1. Marie-Pier Boudreau-Gagnon, Canada, 95 334 points.
2. Jenna Randall, England, 90 000.
3. Lauren Smith, Scotland, 80 084.
4. Tarren Otte, Australia, 78 918.
5. Katrina Ann Abdul Hadi, Malaysia, 78 917.
6. Renyl Lee, Singapore, 75 667.
7. Kirstin Anderson, New Zealand, 72 834.
8. Avani Dave, India, 52 417.
1. Canada (Marie-Pier Boudreau-Gagnon and Chloe Isaac), 95 167.
2. England (Olivia Allison and Jenna Randall), 89 334
3. Australia (Eloise Amberer and Sarah Bombell), 79 000
4. Malaysia (Zhien Lee and Hui Ping), 76 251.
5. New Zealand (Caitlin Anderson and Kirstin Anderson), 72 416.
6. Sri Lanka (Elisha Gomes and Piyumi Katipearachchi), 63 500.
7. India (Kavita Kolapkar and Bijal Vasan), 50 917.
Gold medal: Carol Huynh, Canada, def. Nirmala Devi, India, 7-3.
Bronze medal: Odunayo Adekuroye, Nigeria, def. Brumilda Leeuw, South Africa, 14-0.
Gold medal: Geeta, India, def. Emily Bensted, Australia, 11-0.
Bronze medal: Lovina Edward, Nigeria, def. Jayne Clason, Scotland, 8-0.
Gold medal: Justine Bouchard, Canada, def. Blessing Oborududu, Nigeria, 6-2.
Bronze medal: Suman Kundu, India, def. Zumicke Geringer, South Africa, 7-2.
Gold medal: Ohenewa Akuffo, Canada, def. Annabel Laure Ali, Cameroon, 4-3.
Bronze medal: Hellen Okus, Nigeria, def. Sarah Jones, Scotland, 4-0.